posted: 10 Jun 2009
I first saw this a few years ago, but receiving it again today, it still amazes me!
Now I don't know if Cambridge University really did do some research, but research or no it's still pretty cool.
I too saw this many years ago and was impressed, but if you're into words (which I am) you may have looked a little closer and realised that it is a lot more complex than first and last letters, and jumbled inbetween. It is true that when we read we tend to see the word as a whole and not the letters, but to read these jumbled paragraphs it is the context which becomes more important. Some of the longer words, when jumbled, would not be read as fluently if taken out of the paragraph. Try it. They can me worked out (as you would any anagram) but not read as you would read a non-jumbled word. Only when in the context of a meaningful sentence can all of the words be read as fluently as non-jumbled text.
It is still pretty cool though.
Posted by: Jonny | Jun 14, 2009